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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Good Living Growers' Market, Pyrmont

Artichokes from Grima Produce

With Good Food Month on, the October Good Living Growers' Market was predictably flush with food-lovin' Sydneysiders. Many food stalls were sold out and packed up by 10.15am, but the public stayed on, many of them watching the special cooking demonstration by Justin North from Becasse.

 Joanna Savill with Justin North and olive oil
Justin North with Joanna Savill

The set up was much more elaborate this year: last year it was a dinky stage in the middle of the grassed area with no shade for the audience. With a big kitchen sponsor now on board, there was a mini-auditorium set up with tiered audience seating, a canopied stage and two cameras and a sound recordist taping the proceeeding (apparently footage will be available online on the Sydney Morning Herald site).

Justin North

Joanna kept proceedings rolling along smoothly, and Justin was patient and relaxed, despite revealing that wife Georgia was due to have her baby literally any minute.

 Joanna Savill with Justin North and pepper

Dukkah from Pukara Estate


Double-smoked shortcut bacon


Good Living Growers' Market
7.00am - 11.00am on the first Saturday of every month
Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont (opposite Star City Casino), Sydney

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Good Living Growers' Market 2006:
September ¦ July ¦ June ¦ May ¦ April ¦ March ¦ February
Good Living Growers' Market 2005:
November ¦ October ¦ September ¦ August ¦ July ¦ April ¦ March ¦ February

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Check out Cucina Rebecca's weekly round-up of Good Food Month events covered by Sydney foodblogs.

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6 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 10/08/2006 12:26:00 am


  • At 10/08/2006 7:38 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've been seeing photographs of this event on nearly all the Sydney food blogs - you lucky things! Looks like quite an event!

  • At 10/08/2006 7:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey there "finger on the pulse" Helen! :) Good little blurb today in the Sunday magazine.

    Have you been to any of the 'Sugar Hit' nights? Went to the Sofitel's one last week and it was good.

    Am doing a chocolate course at Adora, going to the Oyster Forum at Manta and Gordan Ramsey's book launch - should be good.

    Keep up the good work - cheers Belinda.

  • At 10/08/2006 9:50 pm, Blogger Jen said…

    I'm glad we got there relatively early at 8am, as the markets were certainly packed! I love your photograph of the artichokes.
    I love Good Food Month!

  • At 10/09/2006 7:29 am, Blogger Reb said…

    There's always something new to see at the markets! Great photos

  • At 10/09/2006 5:01 pm, Blogger aussiehen said…

    As someone who just moved to Sydney from NZ we certainly arrived at the right time. We really enjoyed the market although not being a morning person by our arrival time of 10.30am I think the buzz was dying down.
    We bought a jar of japanese sesame sauce and I'm really tempted to pull it out of the fridge and open it just so I can lick off my finger.
    Great blog - keep up the good work

  • At 10/10/2006 12:14 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi Ellie - The Pyrmont markets are a monthly ritual. Something rather special about the multitude of stalls in a large grassy area fronted by water. *sigh* Welcome to Sydney...

    Hi florizal - Yeah a finger on the pulse helps me work out whether my heart's stopped pumping what with all this eating going on this month! lol. Which Sunday magazine were you talking about and what was the blurb about?

    I went to two Sugar Hits in one night. Tonight! Argh. There goes my pancreas.

    Lucky you with your courses. I did contemplate the chocolate one and I really wanted to see Mr Ramsey but *sigh* the budget got me in the end.

    Hi jenjen - Good Food Month rocks. Thank goodness it's only for a month, though. I got there very late so the crowds had come and gone. Unfortunately so had most of the produce. But nevermind, I still got my photos :)

    Hi Reb - There is indeed. And Joanna Savill hinted that she would be presenting something else at the next Growers' Markets too. I presume the mini amphitheatre will return as well?

    Hi Aussiehen - Ooh that goma sesame dressing is very tasty. It pairs so well with plain raw or steamed vegetables.

    Glad you're enjoying GrabYourFork and yes, you certainly did arrive at the right fooding time. Plus you get to gradually ease into a stinking hot summer as well (and boy, I'm looking forward to mango season).


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